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The Human Gut-Liver-Axis in Health and Disease



Aleksander Krag & Torben Hansen


The book brings together the current knowledge and future perspectives of the complex physiology and pathophysiology of gut-liver interactions in health and disease. It provides readers with a unique overview and access to knowledge that cannot be obtained elsewhere.

The structure is logical and covers all aspect including the normal physiology, changes in various liver diseases, technology, sample collection and various interventions. Thus suitable for general reading, lookup for specific questions or as a reference book within the area.

The book allows the reader to access all the knowledge that has been generated within the last 10 years in this field.

Table of content

Clinical Aspects of Alcoholic Liver Disease

Adult Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

Impact of Childhood Obesity in Fatty Liver Disease

Fetal Programming of Fatty Liver Disease

Health Economics and Fatty Liver Disease

The Role of the Bacterial Microbiota in Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Oral Microbiota and Liver Disease

The Role of the Virome in the Gut-Liver Axis

The Role of the Mycobiota in the Gut-Liver Axis

The Use of Metabolomics to Explore the Gut-Liver Axis

Proteomics in the Study of Liver Diseases

Genetic Aspects of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

The Role of microRNAs in the Gut-Liver Axis

Animal Models When Examining the Gut-Liver Axis

Extracellular Matrix Remodeling with Focus on Biochemical Markers in Liver Fibrosis: Limitations and Possibilities